Siemens Energy Launches Green Hydrogen Production Project in China

Siemens Energy and Beijing Green Hydrogen Technology Development Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China Power International Development Ltd, signed an agreement on providing a hydrogen production system for a hydrogen fueling station. Located in Yanqing District, Beijing, one of the three main competition areas for a major sporting event in 2022, the green hydrogen production solution provided by Siemens Energy will help guarantee the hydrogen supply for the public transportation during and after the event. The megawatt green hydrogen production solution is the first of its kind to be built by Siemens Energy in China. The project is expected to be delivered in May 2021.

In September 2019, Siemens signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in green hydrogen development and comprehensive utilization with State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC), which is the ultimate controlling shareholder of China Power. The hydrogen production project is the result of a close partnership between the two companies. The two sides also plan to further expand their cooperation on green hydrogen projects.

Electrolyzers use electricity to split water into its components oxygen and hydrogen. The hydrogen produced only in this way is called green if the electricity used comes exclusively from a renewable source, i.e. from wind farms, solar plants, hydro or geothermal power plants. As the core equipment of the hydrogen integrated energy station, Siemens Energy’s PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer system Silyzer 200 can produce high-quality hydrogen at industrial scale.

In addition, the hydrogen production system responds quickly, the start-up time under pressure is less than one minute, and it can be directly coupled with renewable energy. In order to meet customer needs of saving space and being flexible, Siemens Energy has adapted its hydrogen production system into a customized solution, which is also its first skid-mounted megawatt green hydrogen production system in China.